Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Tokyo-Japan by Tour Guide Yoko I. (Guide #19922)


Roddy McAlpine

United States
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Tour: #284931, A Half Day Tokyo Tour - Customized for you, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 16/20

We had a very short time in Tokyo and Yoko took us to the places she could during the time we had. She did a good job making sure we did not miss our flight and explaining the areas we could see.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Roddy, Thank you very much for posting a wonderful review! I had a lovely time with you and your wife, during your short stay in Tokyo. Talking with you was interesting to me. Tokyo has a lot of attractive places. I hope you will come to Tokyo again and see you then. Thank you and please take care. Yoko

Matthew Lepore

United States
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Tour: #284931, A Half Day Tokyo Tour - Customized for you, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 21/19

Yoko was really great and incredibly accommodating. We were a tired group who hadn't yet acclimated to the time, and Yoko revised the tour along the way to make sure it fit out needs (including a coffee run!). She is very knowledgeable of the region and very nice and warm. We recommend her for sure.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Matthew, Thank you very much for such a lovely review! I also had a lovely time with all of you. I'm grateful for your kindness. The illuminated Sensoji temple was very beautiful and impressive even for me. I hope all of you are fine and enjoy your journeys in Japan. I hope you come to Tokyo someday in the near future and hope to see you then. Please take care and have a lovely journey! Yoko

Guy Read

United States
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Tour: #284930, One Day Tokyo Tour on November 26th, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 26/19

An enchanting day in the company of a wonderful, informative and charming tour guide in Yoko. Absolutely exceeded all my expectations and made for a very memorable tour. Thank you Yoko.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Guy, Thank you very much for your beautiful review! I'm so grateful for all of your kindness and thoughtfulness. Though the weather was not good on the day, the tour with you was really memorable. Talking with you was really interesting and fun. I hope you enjoyed your journey in Japan. I hope you come to Tokyo again in the near future and hope to see you then. Thank you and please take care. Yoko

Joni Goldwasser

United States
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Tour: #284931, A Half Day Tokyo Tour - Customized for you, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 8/19

Absolutely loved our tour with Yoko. Her English is great and she is so easy to understand. We had a wonderful experience at the beautiful Meiji jingu shrine and Yoko explained everything! We also had fun watching the famous Shibuya crossing from an observation area and then did the crossing. We had a perfect day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Joni, Thank you very much for posting such a beautiful review! I'm so delighted to hear that you enjoyed our tour in Tokyo. It was truly a beautiful day, and I never forget the experience with all of you. I learned from you about your tradition and culture, which impressed me a lot. I'm grateful for your thoughtfulness. I hope you come to Tokyo again in the near future and hope to see you then. Please take care. Yoko

Joni Goldwasser

United States
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Tour: #284930, One Day Tokyo Tour - Customized for you, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 7/19

Our tour with Yoko was 5 star. She was excellent!!! Yoko was knowledgeable about the places that she showed us and very flexible in changing to places that we wanted to visit. We were thrilled to learn to use the public transportation and when time was short we did take a taxi. We couldn't have asked for a better experience! We really covered many highlights of Tokyo in 1 1/2 days!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Joni, Thank you very much for posting such a fabulous review! I had a lovely time with all of you on our tour in Tokyo. I'm glad to hear that the tour met your expectations. Talking with all of you and taking you to some sights in Tokyo were fun to me. I'm grateful for your thoughtfulness. Thank you for having me as your guide. Yoko

Roger Cohen

United States
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Tour: #284931, 6-hour Tokyo Tour on November 2, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 2/19

This was our third and final day with Yoko. Yoko met us at our ship and escorted us to the shrine in Asakusa and the related market. The shrine was impressive and representive of Japan. We also experienced a great lunch. Over the three day period we learned a lot about Japan and Yoko. Yoko is a wonderful and sweet person who really wants to satisfy our requests. She escorted us through local transportation and gave us a sense of what it means to live and work in Tokyo. I highly recommend Yok

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Roger, Thank you very much for such a warm, beautiful review! I had a lovely time with all of you. I was delighted to help you explore Asakusa, Sensoji temple and Nakamise street. Thanks to all of your cooperation, we could do our tours as planned. I'm grateful for your kindness and thoughtfulness. Talking with you was interesting for me and I learned a lot of things from you, which impressed me a lot. I hope you come to Tokyo again in the near future and hope to see you then. Please take care. Yoko

Roger Cohen

United States
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Tour: #284931, A Half Day Tokyo Tour on November 1, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 1/19

This was day two of our visit to Tokyo. Day one was spent visiting Kamakura with Yoko. Yoko met us at our hotel and escorted us by subway to Tsukiji to enjoy the fish market. We had fresh tuna at the market which was outstanding. We then visited Akihabara to see the electronics market. We had been specific in our requests and we wanted to visit different aspects of Tokyo. We arrived back at our hotel at 1 PM. This was the day we boarded our Viking cruise. I would highly recommend Yoko.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Roger, Thank you so much for taking your time to post such a lovely review! After enjoying traditional beautiful places in Kamakura, we enjoyed modern sites of Tokyo on the day. I hope you enjoyed some pieces of tuna, which you're interested in. I was happy to help your wife find a lovely souvenir to your granddaughter at Akihabara. I hope she loves it! That was also a memorable day for me. Thank you so much again for having me as your guide. Yoko

Roger Cohen

United States
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Tour: #285348, One Day Trip to Kamakura on October 31, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 31/19

My wife and I and our friends arrived in Tokyo the previous day. We elected to utilize Yoko's services for three days. The first day was spent visiting Kamakura. Yoko met us at our hotel at 9 AM and escorted us by train to Kamakura. We had a wonderful day experiencing the shrines and gardens of Kamakura and visiting the Great Buddha of Kamakura. We also experienced a great lunch. Yoko is very sweet and her English is very good. She was attentive to our needs as active senior citizens.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Roger, Thank you very much for posting such a wonderful review! I had a lovely day with all of you in Kamakura. The day was a beautiful day and I remembered all of you were very popular among Japanese school students who were in their school excursion, right? The happy moment was also memorable for me. Thanks to all of your cooperation we could visit all the places as planned. I'm grateful for your thoughtfulness. Thank you so much for having me as your guide. Please take care. Yoko

Tommy Polk

United States
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Tour: #284931, A Half Day Tokyo Tour - Customized for you, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 24/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tommy, Thank you very much for the wonderful rating! I had a lovely time with both of you. I'm grateful for your kindness. We had a lot of walk, so I was wondering if you were tired after our tour. I hope you recovered your energy after a rest and enjoy your stay in Japan. Thank you so much for having me as your guide. I hope you have a lovely journey in Japan. Please take care. Yoko

Beryl Tang

United States
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Tour: #284931, A Half Day Tokyo Tour - Customized for you, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 10/19

Yoko was a great tour guide. She was very accommodating even before the trip started. We went through a few emails regarding our itinerary and she made several suggestions along the way. I appreciated her thoughtfulness throughout the process. Although we deviated from our original plans, Yoko was flexible with us and took us around where we wanted. We were able to see parts of Tokyo that we would not have seen on our own. She was very patient with our party. She was knowledgable and was great!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Beryl, Thank you very much for your fabulous review! I'm grateful for your thoughtfulness. The time with you and your family was memorable. Thank you so much for having me as your guide. I was glad to see your daughter looked very happy when we were at the shop in Akihabara. I hope you come to Tokyo again in the near future and hope to see you again then. Please take care! Yoko

Susan Allen

United Kingdom
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Tour: #284931, A Half Day Tokyo Tour - Customized for you, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 5/19

Yoko w as delightful and knowledgeable about Tokyo. We enjoyed our time with her and she showed us the key parts of Tokyo we wanted to see plus a few more!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Susan, Thank you very much for your lovely review! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed our tour. I had lovely days with you. I'm grateful for your kindness. Each moment with you was memorable, especially when you drew a super good fortune telling paper in Sensoji temple in Asakusa. That's unusual for me and I was so excited! Thank you so much for giving me such a good opportunity. I hope I could see you again someday in the near future. Please take care. Yoko

Ruth Gilbert

Canada
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Tour: #284931, A Half Day Tokyo Tour on August 21, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 21/19

Yoko was an excellent guide for me. I can not walk much so she hired a taxi and driver, who turned out to be also excellent. We saw many parts of the city including some of the venues being built for the Olympics and official buildings. Besides picking me up at the dock, she also went with me on the bus to Narita Airport, which was a tremendous help to me, I could not have managed it by myself.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ruth, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! I had a lovely time with you. I'm sorry I couldn't take you to the temple as planned, now I'm sure you're getting better. The tour with you was relatively unusual for me, I'm grateful that you gave me such a good opportunity. Thank you again for having me as your guide. I hope you're fine now and I hope I could see you some day in the near future. Please take care. Yoko

Janet McMichael

Pinecrest, F L, United States
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Tour: #285348, One Day Trip to Kamakura, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 3/19

Wow! Perfect guide! Can not recommend highly enough. No issues at all. Great for anyone.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Janet, Thank you so much for your great review! I'm glad to see that the tour might have met your expectations. I had a lovely day with all of you, I'm grateful for your kindness. It was such a hot but beautiful day in the middle of summer, the Great Buddha with a beautiful sky was impressive for me. I hope you enjoyed the temples and beautiful scenery in Kamakura. I hope you'll enjoy your journey in Japan, and hope to see you in the near future. Thank you again and please take care. Yoko

Lynne Tapper

Canada
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Tour: #284930, One Day Tokyo Tour - Customized for you, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 14/19

Yoko couldn't have been nicer. She was exceptionally knowledgeable and lovely to talk to. Always mindful of making sure the tour met my expectations. A truly kind and gentle soul. I felt privileged to spend the day with her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lynne, Thank you so much for posting such a fabulous review! I also had a lovely day with you. It was a beautiful day, so I think you enjoyed a lot of sights in Tokyo. I hope you enjoyed your stay in Tokyo. Talking with you was fun and fascinating to me, thank you so much for giving me such a great opportunity. I hope I can see you again in the near future. Thank you again and please take care. Yoko

Margaret Smith

Australia
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Tour: #284930, One Day Tokyo Tour on June 10th, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 10/19

Yoko is such a beautiful lady, she met us to take us in to Tokyo, and it could not have been a worse day, weather wise, but it didn't dampen our spirits, Yoko is very knowledgeable, and took the 6 of us to everywhere we wanted to go, unfortunately we cut our tour short, not because of Yoko, but because of the weather, the 6 of us, had so much fun, and i can thoroughly recommend Yoko, you will not be disappointed

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Margaret, Thank you so much for posting such a warm review. Unfortunately the day was cold with heavy rain, so I'm sorry we couldn't go to all the places as we planned. However during our tour, I had a lovely time with all of you - I'm grateful for all of your kindness. The tour with you was memorable for me, I hope all of you are fine now. I hope I can see you someday in the near future. Thank you again and please take care. Yoko

Robert Miller

United States
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Tour: #285348, One Day Trip to Kamakura, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: May 13/19

Yoko was both professional and knowledgeable which made for a fun day and a great experance.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robert, Thank you so much for your lovely review! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed our tour in Kamakura. I also had a lovely time with both of you. I was happy to see some beautiful flowers in Hasedera temple. Talking about the flowers with you and your wife was one of the fondest memories for me. I hope you took a lot of beautiful photos during our tour. I hope to see you again someday in the near future. Thank you again and please take care. Yoko

Charles R.

Estero, FLORIDA, United States
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Tour: #284930, One Day Tokyo Tour - Customized for you, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: May 9/19

We toured Tokyo with Yoko for two consecutive days. She was outstanding. On time in the morning, totally knowledgeable about the Tokyo Subway System. She covered all of the venues we wanted to see, and was flexible to add locations when the opportunity appeared. Her English was excellent, by the way. I think you couldn't ask for a better tour guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Charles, Thank you so much for posting such a wonderful review! I'm glad to hear that the tours might have met your expectations. The tours with all of you were enjoyable and memorable. All of you were very nice and talking to you was interesting. Thanks to your great sense of humor, I laughed a lot. I'm grateful for your kindness. I hope you have lovely journeys in Japan. I hope I can see you again in the near future. Please take care. Yoko

Charles R.

Estero, FLORIDA, United States
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Tour: #284930, One Day Tokyo Tour - Customized for you, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: May 8/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Charles, Thank you so much for your rating! I'm glad to see that the tour might meet your expectations. It was a beautiful day and I enjoyed our tour at each place such as Tsukiji Fish Market, Hamarikyu Gardens, Sumida river cruise and Sensoji temple in Asakusa. Thank you for having me as your guide. Yoko

Sianne Rahardja

United States
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Tour: #285349, One Day Trip to Ashikaga - Ashikaga Flower Park, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: May 1/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sianne, Thank you so much for your rating. I'm glad to see that the tour might have met your expectation. I'm so glad that we enjoyed the beautiful wisteria in Ashikaga Flower Park. The rain started just after we left the park, which was impressive. The weather welcomed us, right? All of you are very nice, so I wanted to spend more time with you. I hope I can see you again in the near future. Thank you again for having me as your guide. Please take care. Yoko

Robert Cohen

United States
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Tour: #284930, One Day Tokyo Tour - Customized for you, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 25/19

Yoko is an excellent guide and a wonderful, friendly person. Even though it was Golden Week and the trains and buses were crowded, Yoko managed to get us around Tokyo to all the places on our schedule. Her insight and stories gave life to the gardens and shrines we visited. We had a wonderful time and would highly, highly recommend Yoko to anyone visiting Tokyo.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robert, thank you so much for posting such a wonderful review! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed our tour on the day. I had a lovely time with both of you. I was happy to see beautiful flowers (wisterias and azaleas) in Rikugien gardens and Kameido shrine with you. Thank you for the nice opportunity. I hope I can see you again in the near future. Thank you again and please take care. Yoko

Daniel Wendell

United States
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Tour: #285348, One Day Trip to Kamakura, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 19/19

Yoko is a wonderful guide and my wife and I were extremely happy to have her for a day-long trip to Kamakura. Her disposition is excellent, she has a great knowledge of the area, and she helped modify the itinerary a bit to make sure we got back a bit in time to see a Kabuki play. We felt totally comfortable with her as the leader for the day -- we knew we were in good hands.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Daniel, Thank you so much for posting such a lovely review! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour in Kamakura. I had a lovely time with both of you. Honestly I was wondering if we could visit all the places during our tour, but we made it successfully! Thank you so much for your cooperation. I'm sure you enjoyed the Kabuki play and I hope your journey in Japan was enjoyable. I hope you come to Japan again and hope to see you then. Thank you again for having me as your guide. Yoko

Liane Lowy

United States
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Tour: #284931, A Half Day Tokyo Tour - Customized for you, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 18/19

Yoko was lovely and most importantly she spoke English and is a very knowledgeable guide.we would use her again. Great way to get acclimated to the city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Liane, Thank you so much for such a lovely review! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed touring with me. Talking with you and your niece was fun and interesting and I also had lovely time with you. I'm grateful for your kindness. I hope you enjoyed your stay in Tokyo and your journey in Japan. I'd like to see you again in the near future. Thank you and please take care. Yoko

David Weil

United States
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Tour: #284930, Two Days Tokyo Tour - April 12 - 13, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 12/19

Yoko is the best. She was very accommodating and a delight to be with. Yoko provided lots of useful information at each site that we visited. I highly recommend Yoko and would not hesitate to tour with her again. She was very helpful and made our visit to Tokyo very special. We have toured many times with Tours By Locals and Yoko Irinoda is clearly one of the best tour guides we ever had.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David, Thank you so much for posting such a great review. I'm very glad to hear that all of you enjoyed touring with me. I also had lovely days with all of you. Thanks to your sense of humor, I laughed a lot. All of you're so nice, now Chicago is much closer to me. I'm grateful for your kindness. Thank you so much for having me as your guide. The two days were enjoyable and memorable for me. I hope to see you again in the near future. Please take care. Yoko

Raymond T.

United States
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Tour: #285348, One Day Trip to Kamakura, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 10/19

My wife and I sincerely enjoyed our tour with Yoko, our tour guide. She was extremely informative and personable. Despite the rain, we had a great tour because of her. We recommend her highly.

Jenny Scanlan

Australia
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Tour: #284931, A Half Day Tokyo Tour - Customized for you, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 5/19

Yoko was such a delight. She met us at our hotel for our half day tour. She was so knowledgeable and nothing was a problem. She took us to Asakusa temple and Meiji Jingu shrine which were places we would never have attempted on our own. We felt very comfortable with Yoko and would definitely recommend her. Jenny Scanlan Australia

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jenny, Thank you so much for such a fabulous review. I'm very glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour with me. I also had a lovely time with both of you. I'm grateful for your thoughtfulness. It was a very fine day, I was so happy to see the beautiful cherry blossoms in Sensoji temple with you. I hope you had a lovely journey in Japan. I hope you come to Japan again in the near future and hope to see you then. Thank you again. Yoko

Louise Y.

HONOLULU, HI, United States
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Tour: #284931, A Half Day Tokyo Tour - Customized for you, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 22/19

We asked our guide Yoko to take us to the Ueno area. She met us at our hotel and we all took the train and subway to visit Sensoji Temple and the Ueno Park area. She was very pleasant and shared her knowledge of the customs and history of the temple. I would definitely book another tour with her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Louise, Thank you so much for posting such a great review. I'm sorry the time when we spent in Ueno was much less than you had expected. I didn't expect I could receive such a great review from you, I'm grateful for your thoughtfulness. All of your family are very nice, so I had a fun time with all of you. Thanks to you, Honolulu is much closer to me. I hope you had a lovely journey in Tokyo. I hope I can see you again in the near future. Please take care. Yoko

Janet Howard

United States
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Tour: #285348, One Day Trip to Kamakura, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 20/19

I wish we could give Yoko-San 10 stars! She's so knowledgeable, kind, thoughtful and enjoyable to spend a day with. She took such good care of us throughout our trip from Tokyo to Kamakura. She was flexible and able to modify things to make the trip easier for us. That way, we truly enjoyed every moment. She also researched (in advance) a restaurant that met my dietary needs and preferences. The food was delicious. We highly recommended her and wish we could go on more trips with her. She's delightful!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Janet-san, Thank you so much for such a fabulous review! I had a lovely time with you and your husband. It was a beautiful day with a lot of tourists and locals in Kamakura so honestly I was afraid if lining up in some places made you tired. Thank you for your patience. Talking with both of you was interesting and fun. Thanks to his sense of humor we laughed a lot. I'm grateful for your thoughtfulness. I hope you are having lovely time in Japan and I hope I can see you again in the near future. Yoko

Dalia Gheiler

United States
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Tour: #284930, One Day Tokyo Tour - Customized for you, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 9/19

We loved our time in Tokyo with Yoko so much! She was knowledgeable, approachable, and so so sweet. She read our email stating our preferences and had prepared a tour that fit these perfectly. The next time we visit Tokyo, we know who we want to see--Yoko. Thank you so much!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dalia, Thank you so much for such a warm review! I had a lovely day with you and your son. I'm grateful for your kindness. Talking with you is really interesting and impressive to me. Thank you for giving me such a great opportunity. I hope you had a lovely journey in Japan. I hope I could see you again in the near future. Please take care. Yoko

Kolotita Werner

Australia
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Tour: #284931, A Half Day Tokyo Tour - Customized for you, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 4/19

Thanks Yoko for a fantastic job, only hours after we arrived on a wet and cold morning, our very 1st time in Japan. Yoko was knowledgeable about the areas we visited and gave us a glimpse into Japanese culture and norms. She went above and beyond and made sure that we got all the travel information we need for the rest of our Japan trip. The tour was way longer than 4 hours and still a follow-up email. Yoko was warm and engaging and made us feel at home. Great service we very highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kolotita, Thank you so much for such a lovely review! The day was unusually cold with rain, I do hope all of you didn't catch cold. I had a lovely time with you and your daughters. I'm grateful for your kindness. I hope you have had a lovely journey in Japan. I hope you come to Japan again in the near future and hope to see you then. Thank you again and please take care. Yoko

LuEtta Garcia

United States
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Tour: #284930, One Day Tokyo Tour - Customized for you, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 14/19

Yoko gave my family a day of wonderful sights and sounds of Tokyo.. Thank you for all you did.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear LuEtta, Thank you so much for your great review. I'm sorry I couldn’t meet your husband. I hope he is fine now and all of your family got over the fatigue. I had a lovely time with your family, thank you so much for all of your kindness. I hope I could see all of you some day in the near future. Thank you again and please take good care of yourself. Yoko

Cam Shapansky

Canada
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Tour: #284931, 5-hour Tokyo Tour on Feb 8, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 6/19

Our tour with Yoko was fantastic. She was extremely flexibly and able to change the time of our tour fairly last minute. She's a knowledgeable, gracious, and accommodating guide. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Cam, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! I'm glad to hear that the tour seemed to meet your expectations. Though the weather was not good, I was happy to walk around Meiji Jingu Shrine in misty and spiritual atmosphere. I had a lovely time with you, I'm grateful for your kindness. I hope you come to Tokyo again in the near future and see you then. Please take care! Yoko

Bel Wong

Hong Kong
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Tour: #285349, One Day Trip to Ashikaga - December 22, 2018, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 22/18

Yoko-san arranged a great day for us. She took great care of the seniors so that all of us could enjoy. We managed to visit most famous spots in Ashikaga, and enjoyed the illumination very much. Yoko-san explained the history of Japan and the spots in good English and great patience. Lunch arrangement was superb. I very much appreciated for Yoko-san's help making my family have a great day in Ashikaga.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bel-san, Thank you so much for posting such a wonderful review! I had a lovely time with all of you. I was very happy to show you many spots in Ashikaga. I was not sure if you enjoyed the illumination of the Ashikaga Flower Park because of so many visitors, but I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it. I was impressed with your deep knowledge about Japan and Japanese culture. I'm grateful for your thoughtfulness. I hope I can see you some day in the near future. Have a lovely holiday in Japan! Yoko

Lorin Gaffen

United States
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Tour: #284931, 5 hour Tokyo Tour on December 19, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 19/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lorin, Thank you so much for your rating! I didn't expect that, I'm so glad for your kindness. I had a lovely time with all of you. We did an evening tour, so I'm sorry I couldn't show you many highlights in Tokyo. I hope you enjoyed seeing the beautiful winter illumination in Tokyo. There are a lot of beautiful destinations in Japan. I hope you come to Tokyo and Japan again in the near future. Thank you again and please take care. Yoko

Shelley Tepperman

Canada
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Tour: #284930, One Day Tokyo Tour - Customized for you, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 12/18

We had a delightful time with Yoko. She was an excellent guide and lovely person, not to mention extremely well-organized and well-prepared (even carrying hand towels,and bandaids). We learned a lot and laughed a lot with her. We will book her again if we can! Thanks, Yoko!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Shelley, Thank you so much for your fabulous review! I had a lovely time with both of you. I'm glad to hear that the tour seemed to meet your expectations. Talking with both of you was really fun and interesting for me. Thanks to both of you, I laughed a lot! That was a really enjoyable and memorable day for me. I'm grateful for your thoughtfulness. I hope you have enjoyed your stay in Tokyo and Kyoto. I hope you come to Tokyo again and would like to see you then. Have a lovely journey! Yoko

Stewart Smith

United States
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Tour: #284930, One Day Tokyo Tour - Customized for you, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 14/18

Yoko is the best. Yoko planned a perfect tour day for my wife and I based on our requests. Yoko met us on time at our hotel and we begin our tour. Yoko was very organized and yet was totally flexible during the day. I was a little apprehensive about using public transportation, but Yoko knew exactly every step we needed to take and it was awesome. She was most attentive to our needs and answered every question we had about Japanese culture and Tokyo. You will not be disappointed choosing Yoko.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Stewart, Thank you so much for your warm, wonderful review! I had a lovely time with both of you. I'm glad to hear that the tour met your expectations. Both of you are very nice, I'm grateful for your kindness. Talking with you was fun and interesting for me. I hope you come to Tokyo again in the near future and hope to see you then. Thank you again and please take care. Yoko

Laurence Lock

United Kingdom
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Tour: #284931, 6 hour Tokyo Tour on November 5, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 5/18

Yoko was great. Really helpful, patient with the chopsticks and a fountain of knowledge ! Can not praise her high enough

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Laurence, Thank you so much for your fabulous review. I had a lovely time with you. Talking with you was fun and interesting for me. Honestly I was impressed you're good at using the chopsticks though that was your first time! Thank you so much for having me as your guide. I hope you enjoy your stay in Japan. Have a lovely journey and please take care. Yoko

Sandrine Schwarzmann

Switzerland
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Tour: #284930, One Day Tokyo Tour - Customized for you, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 29/18

Excellent! We took a one day tour in Tokyo. Yoko was very accommodating regarding the itinerary and gave us also some good suggestions. She even showed us how to navigate through the bit overwhelming Shinjuku station and helped us out to book the JR train tickets. She is very kind, patient and knowledgable. We had a great first day in Tokyo with her and shared lots of laughter, like 3 girlfriends having a good time together. I definitely recommend her. Arigatōgozaimashita and greetings from Switzerland!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sandrine, Thank you so much for your warm review! I had a fabulous time with both of you. I'm so glad to hear that the tour met your expectations. It was fun having a "girls talk" during the tour! Your mother has a great sense of humor which I love very much! I hope you enjoyed your journey in Japan. I hope you come to Tokyo again in the near future and would like to see you then. Thank you again and please take care. Yoko

Ivan Fuchs

Canada
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Tour: #284931, A Half Day Tokyo Tour - Customized for you, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 18/18

The tour with Yoko was excellent. She is very knowledgeable, helpful and provides a real personal touch. We would recommend her without hesitation as a Tokyo guide, she is great.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ivan, Thank you so much for such a lovely review. I'm glad to hear that the tour seemed to meet your expectations. All of you are very nice and I had a lovely time with you. Unexpectedly we enjoyed seeing a special festival at Sensoji Temple, which was also interesting to me. I'm grateful for such a lovely opportunity you gave me. I hope you come to Tokyo again in the near future and hope to see you then. Have a lovely journey in Japan! Yoko

Arnold Finkelstein

Canada
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Tour: #284931, 5-hour Tokyo Tour for October 5, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 5/18

We were very happy with our tour, her english was excellent and she had the in depth knowledge and the street smarts that made our time more valuable

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Arnold, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. Though the weather of the day was not good, I had a lovely time with both of you. I hope you were getting better from the fatigue after a long flight, and hope you enjoyed your stay in Tokyo. Thank you so much for having me as your guide. Please take care. Yoko

Judith Baskin

United States
Rating

Tour: #284930, One Day Tokyo Tour - Customized for you, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 12/18

Our family of four (all adults) had an outstanding full day introductory tour of Tokyo with Yoko, who met us at our hotel at 9:30 AM. We traveled all over Tokyo by metro, river taxi, and on foot., including a lovely garden tea house visit and a great tempura lunch. Yoko has excellent English and knows Tokyo well. We learned a lot about Japanese culture and she sent us helpful suggestions following up on our interests after the tour. She was wonderful about stopping for photos at scenic spots.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Judith, Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. I'm glad to hear that the tour seemed to meet your expectations. I had a lovely time with you - all of you are very nice. I'm grateful for your kindness. I'm impressed with your deep knowledge about Japan, especially you and your daughter's. Talking with you was really interesting and inspiring to me. I hope you come to Tokyo again in the near future and hope to see you then. Please take care and have a lovely journey in Japan! Yoko

John Reardon

United States
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Tour: #284931, A Half Day Tokyo Tour - Customized for you, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 16/18

Yoko gave a first class tour! This was a highlight of our time in Tokyo and my wife and kids loved it as much I as did. Highly recommended and bring comfortable walking shoes!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John, Thank you so much for such a lovely review. I'm glad to hear that all of you loved the tour. I had a lovely time with all of you. The day was hot and humid, so I worried it was a little hard for you, especially for your youngest daughter. But we made it! Talking with you and your wife was interesting. I'm grateful for all of your kindness. I hope you come to Japan again in the near future and hope to see you then. Please take care and have a lovely Journey in Japan! Yoko

Vijay Raghavendra

United States
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Tour: #284930, One Day Tokyo Tour - Customized for you, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 4/18

Yoko-san is a wonderful, courteous and most considerate tour guide. She promptly picked us up at the time scheduled and maneuvered us through. She showed us all the hot spots and took us to the strategic locations to take pictures and recommended excellent restaurants for tempura and sushi. She took wonderful pictures and is very well informed about history and current developments in Japan. she is extremely nice with great english and goes out of her way! She is great to help you get started in Tokyo.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Vijay-san, Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. I'm glad to hear that the tour seemed to meet your expectations. I had a lovely time with all of you. I'm grateful for all of your kindness. Talking with you was fun and interesting. Some questions from your son are hard to answer well but really interesting, which impressed me a lot. I hope you come to Tokyo again in the near future and hope to see you then. I do hope you have a lovely vacation in the scorching summer. Please take care. Yoko

Diane Jensen

United States
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Tour: #284931, A Half Day Tokyo Tour - Customized for you, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 30/18

Yoko was a joy! She was knowledgeable, punctual, polite, and so kind! We loved every minute with her and hope that when we return to Japan, we can hire her again!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Diane, Thank you so much for your lovely review! I had a lovely time with all of you. Talking with you was really fun. I'm grateful for all of your kindness. I hope you have had a lovely journey in Japan. I hope you come to Tokyo in the near future and hope to see you then. Please take care. Yoko

Ingalill Finnegan

United Kingdom
Rating

Tour: Full-day Tokyo - Private Tour, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Jul 6/18

Yoko was more than we could have expected, she surpassed expectation and went out of her way to make us feel comfortable and as a group of six experience Tokyo in the best way possible. Yoko took her time to make sure everyone was happy and even stayed for a longer period of time to make sure we wouldn't get lost. Asides from that her knowledge of local Japanese culture was indispensable and turned this into a very informative trip. We would definitely recommend Yoko to future travellers.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ingalill, Thank you so much for such a lovely review. I'm glad to hear that the tour met your expectation. I had a lovely time with all of you - You treated me very kindly so that I felt as if I were your old friend or one of your family members! I'm grateful for your kindness. Talking with all of you is very fun and interesting for me. I hope you come to Tokyo again in the near future and hope to see you then. Have a lovely journey in Japan! Yoko

Nadja Moll

Switzerland
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Tour: #284931, A Half Day Tokyo Tour - Customized for you, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 27/18

We can highly recommend Yoko! Our family arrived on the same day with Jet lag in Tokyo and she managed to get our attention and easily adapted to our wishes and rhythm. Yoko gave us a perfect first insight into Japanese culture: she is very friendly , knowledgeable and has a great sense of humour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nadja, Thank you so much for your fabulous review. I had a lovely time with all of your family. Talking with you was fun and interesting, especially I had a really fun time with your children, doing Japanese and German lesson! Your children were good teachers! I hope all of you had a lovely journey in Japan. I hope you come to Tokyo again and hope to see you then. Yoko

Salomon Ovadia

Panama
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Tour: #284930, One Day Tokyo Tour - Customized for you, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 11/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Salomon, Thank you so much for your rating. I had a lovely time with both of you on the two days. Thank you so much for having me as your guide. I hope you come to Japan again in the near future and hope to see you again. Yoko

Salomon Ovadia

Panama
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Tour: #284930, One Day Tokyo Tour - Customized for you, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 9/18

Yoko was an amazing guide! She's super kind and accommodating. She showed us all around Tokyo, the best highlights and areas to walk around and have a great time! Also showed us an amazing sushi place and takes great pictures! Highly Recommended!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Salomon, Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. I had a lovely time with you and your wife. I was very happy to help both of you explore Tokyo on the two days, as a part of your honeymoon. Your deep penetrating insight and questions are really interesting for me, which impressed me a lot. I appreciate you broadened my horizons. I hope you had a lovely honeymoon in Asian countries. I hope you come to Japan again and hope to see you then. Wish you a wonderful life together. Yoko

Frederick M.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #285348, One Day Trip to Kamakura, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: May 26/18

Yoko is wonderfully conscientious and takes very good care of her clients. She arranged our tour to Kamakura to include the Enoshima Railway which I particularly wanted to travel on. And she found the most wonderful restaurant near to one of the temples we visited, which was a highlight. A pleasure to be with!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Frederick, Thank you so much for such a lovely review. I had a lovely time with you in Kamakura. Thanks to you, I had a good opportunity to do a little different Kamakura tour which was a wonderful experience for me. I'm grateful for your kindness. There is a lot of attractive destinations in Japan. I hope you come to Japan in the near future and hope to see you again. Please take care. Yoko

Frederick M.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #284930, One Day Tokyo Tour - Customized for you, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: May 21/18

Yoko is a wonderfully friendly and conscientious guide. She loves to take care of her clients. She is also a good person to talk to, and gave me a real insight into Japanese life, to me the best thing about a private guide, to get a sense of the people of a country, and not simply its sights.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Frederick, Thank you so much for such a fabulous review. I'm glad to hear the tour might have met your expectations. I had a lovely time with you, talking with you about many things is really interesting and fun to me, which is also a memorable treasure for me. I'm grateful for your thoughtfulness. I hope you come to Tokyo again in the near future and hope to see you again. Thank you again and please take care. Yoko

Marj Mcmillan

Canada
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Tour: #284931, Excursion for April 26, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 26/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Marj, Thank you so much for your rating! I enjoyed the day with you. Thank you for all of your kindness. I hope you also enjoyed the time in Tokyo. There are many attractive destinations in Japan. I hope you come to Japan again in the near future. Thank you again and please take care. Yoko

Marj Mcmillan

Canada
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Tour: #284930, One Day Tokyo Tour - Customized for you, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 25/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Marj, Thank you so much for your rating! I had a lovely time with all of you. I hope you enjoyed exploring Tokyo on the day. I'm grateful for your kindness. I hope I could see you again in the near future. Yoko

Nels Kelstrom

United States
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Tour: #285348, One Day Trip to Kamakura, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 23/18

Thanks to Yoko, our day trip to Kamakura was the highlight of our Japan trip. Yoko is an absolute delight. She is knowledgeable, caring, funny and charming, and was very concerned that she met all of our needs and desires. She taught us so much about the history and culture of her beautiful country. She also introduced us to delicious local delicacies to ensure we experienced all Japan has to offer. Yoko did everything possible to ensure our day in Kamakura was special. She has became a true friend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nels, Thank you so much for such a warm, fabulous review. I'm very glad to hear that the tour met your expectation. I had a lovely time with you and your wife. The day in Kamakura with both of you is a treasure for me. I'm very grateful for your kindness and thoughtfulness. Thank you so much for having me as your guide. I do hope you come to Tokyo again in the near future and would like to see both of you then. Thank you again and please take care. Yoko

Hratch Sarkis

United States
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Tour: #285349, One Day Trip to Ashikaga - April 21, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 21/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Hratch, Thank you so much for your review. I had a lovely day with all of you. I'm glad that we can see the beautiful wisteria in Ashikaga Flower Park. I'm grateful for your kindness and cooperation. Thank you so much for having me as your guide. I hope you have a lovely journey in Japan. Please take care. Yoko

Robyn LIddell

Australia
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Tour: #285349, One Day Trip to Ashikaga - Ashikaga Flower Park, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 19/18

Before we left Australia Yoko was concerned we may be too early for the wisteria. She offered other tours that might be more enjoyable for us. We decided to stay with Ashikaga. The early warm weather meant the wisteria was early. We had a superb day. Yoko was everything you could wish for in a guide. She answered all of our questions along the way, took us to an excellent place for lunch, was there when we needed her and gave us privacy to roam alone when asked. Highly recommend this tour and Yoko.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robyn, Thank you so much for your lovely review! I was very glad that we enjoyed the beautiful wisteria in Ashikaga Flower Park. The weather was unusually warm this year so that we could see the flower in such an early timing. We were lucky indeed! I had a lovely time with both of you, I'm grateful for your kindness. I hope you come to Japan again in the near future and hope to see you then. Thank you so much for having me as your guide. Please take care. Yoko

Dorothy Bourdon

United States
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Tour: #284930, One Day Tokyo Tour - Customized for you, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 14/18

We had a perfect day sightseeing with Yoko in Tokyo. We could not have asked for a friendlier or more gracious guide. Truly it was the most memorable day. Yoko's English is excellent, maybe even beyond the "advanced" level. She expertly guided us around the sights, explaining and pointing out interesting details. She was also very open and willing to share when we asked about her family and personal life. We highly recommend Yoko for a wonderful introduction to Tokyo.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dorothy, Thank you so much for such a fabulous and warm review! I'm very glad to hear that the tour was memorable for you. The day was also memorable for me. I also had a lovely time with both of you. Talking to you about many things are really interesting and fun to me. I'm grateful for your thoughtfulness. I hope both of you come to Tokyo again in the near future and would like to see you again then. Thank you so much again for having me as your guide. Please take care. Yoko

Nina Charnley

United States
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Tour: #284931, A Half Day Tokyo Tour - Customized for you, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 2/18

Yoko was a wonderful guide. She is knowledgeable about the history of Japan and also Japanese culture. She is also exceptionally kind and patient which was very important as we had an 87-year-old in our party. She is just lovely and she made our day very special as well as educational.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nina, Thank you so much for your warm, sweet review. I'm glad to hear that the tour seemed to meet your expectations. I had a lovely time with all of you. Your mother is amazing and I greatly admire her. Talking with all of you is interesting to me. That was a really memorable moment for me. I hope you have enjoyed your stay in Japan. Thank you again and please take care. Yoko

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.

Lisa Cronin

Singapore
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Tour: #284931, Tokyo Tour for March22, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 22/18

loved the tour with Yoko! Lots of interesting things seen and done. Many thanks for answering all our many questions with patience and grace. Thanks also for helping to keep our 4 year old boy interested and distracted when needed! Highly recommended guide for seeing Tokyo with a local.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lisa, Thank you so much for such a lovely review. I'm so glad to hear that the tour seemed to meet your expectations. Because some questions are very good questions and a little difficult for me to answer. But that was a good opportunity which broadened my horizons. Your son is really adorable and very smart, that impressed me a lot. I had a lovely time talking with you. I'm grateful for your kindness. I hope to see you again in the near future if you come to Tokyo. Please take care. Yoko

Patrick Grismer

United States
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Tour: #284931, A Half Day Tokyo Tour for March16, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Mar 16/18

Yoko provided a splendid half-day tour of Tokyo, demonstrating very good knowledge of Japanese history and culture. She shared relevant facts and local perspective, making the tour very interesting and enjoyable. The pace of the tour was very good—neither too slow nor overly rushed. Yoko is an absolute delight—extremely polite, respectful and warm. We recommend Yoko very highly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Patrick, Thank you so much for such a fabulous review. I'm glad that the tour seemed to meet your expectations. I also had a lovely time with all of you - Your deep knowledge about Japan impressed me and also inspired me to think I should improve my skills more and more. That was really a great opportunity for me and I'm grateful for all of your kindness. I hope you come to Japan again in the near future and hope to see you then. Thank you again and please take care. Yoko

Jorge Del Rosario

Philippines
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Tour: #284930, One Day Tokyo Tour - January 29, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 29/18

Yoko I. was punctual. She is a very hospitable guide. She was sensitive to our needs and well aware of our senior status in moving about slower. Yoko interacted well with the members of the group. She knows her way around and had knowledge of Tokyo history and heritage. Her good command of english is a big plus as a guide for foreign tourists.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jorge, Thank you so much for such a wonderful, warm review. I'm glad to hear that the tour met your expectations. All of you are very nice and kind and some of you are so fun. Thank you for making me laugh many times during the tour. I had a fun, lovely time with you. I'm grateful for your kindness. I hope you enjoy traveling around Hokkaido. I hope to see you some day in the near future. Have a lovely journey in Japan and please take care. Yoko

Chin Pik Poh

Malaysia
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Tour: #285348, One Day Trip to Kamakura, Tokyo, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 18/17

We (family of 3 adults) are very happy to have Yoko as our guide for a day trip to Kamakura. She is very cheerful, polite and helpful. We have had an enjoyable day with her as she is well verse with explanations of the places we visited. Further more we had a special lunch which only locals would know. The freshest 'sashimi' that I have ever tasted. Thank you very much for your help which we really appreciate it.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Chin, Thank you so much for your warm review. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the trip to Kamakura and the restaurant met your expectation. I'm grateful for your kindness. I also had a lovely, memorable time with all of you. It was really a beautiful day and I'm so happy to show you lovely places in Kamakura. There are many attractive destinations in Japan. I hope to see you some day in the near future and hope to show you around some other places. Have a lovely journey in Japan! Yoko


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